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Gaston County NC Public Schools Student Referrals To Police

In the 2017-2018 school year North Carolina schools referred 5,524 students to the police.

The U.S. government defines referrals as "an action by which a student is reported to any law enforcement agency or official, including a school police unit, for an incident that occurs on school grounds, during school-related event (in-person or virtual), or while taking school transportation, regardless of whether official action is taken.”

Gaston County Public Schools referred 4 students to the police. Here are some highlights from the data.

  • Two were middle school students, one was an elementary student and one was a student between grades six and 12 at Warlick Academy.

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Matt joined WFAE in 2021. Prior to coming to Charlotte, Matt worked at The Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina, as a digital producer and audio editor. He also previously worked in public radio at NPR member station WFIU in Indiana. Matt has degrees in journalism and human-centered computing from Indiana University.